Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 27

June 29 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on consumer data privacy. 10 a.m., 253 Russell Building The House Financial Services Committee will hold a field hearing on cybercrime and financial institutions. 2 p.m., National Computer Forensics Institute, 2020 Valleydale Rd. Hoover, Ala.

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Patent Reform Bill; Full House May Consider it Soon

Patent reform is one of many issues that has been stalled in the halls of Congress over the last several years. However, this particular effort may get somewhere soon. H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee and reported to the full House for consideration and a vote. The White [...]

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Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM – March 2011 (Vol. 54, No. 3)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the March issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and free content one month may slip behind a pay wall the next. You need to be a member of ACM or a subscriber to CACM [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 20

Cybersecurity appears to be the word for committees this week. June 21 Hearing: The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity in the financial sector. 10 a.m., 538 Dirksen Building The Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the administration’s cybersecurity [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 13

June 14 Conference: The Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference takes place (continues through June 16) Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. June 15 Hearing: The Commerce, Trade and Manufacturing subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on proposed consumer data protection legislation. 10 a.m., 2322 [...]

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